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Something that frequently seems like a good, fun idea is trying to conduct an entire extended conversation or monologue in old-timey language. The trouble is that, for the overwhelming majority of people, the bits of familiar old-timey language are the same, and they run out real quick. And then there's not a really easy way to go to Google and try to track down a 2010-1910 American English dictionary. It's one of Google's primary flaws, along with that whole domineering-invasive-monopoly thing. I'm more bummed about the limited references to old-timey English.

Today, we showcase a word that you can file away with expressions like "the cat's pajamas" and "now you're on the trolley!" I think today's word is a familiar word, but it's also not a word that would readily occur to many people to use. Today's word is "tony". This is not a post about Jason Vargas. Then the word would be "Toni". "Tony" is different. The definition:

high-toned; stylish

Yeah, I know you knew that. Now we move on to the attempted-example-sentence part of this post, as per the format:

While they didn't expect to end up at the most tony of trendy hotspots, the rookies were surprised when Raul Ibanez took them all to the Lusty Lady.

This is how rumors get started. It sure is. Yep.